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Search: Posts Made By: RichH
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: looking for help on where to set my jib block

Neither of those responses will get you all that close to the optimal lead position. Most sails have at least two pairs of telltales on the luff of the sail, one roughly a 1/4 way up from the foot...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-31-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,933
Posted By capta
Re: Single handed docking...

Might I suggest that you stop (pause?) your boat for a few seconds to get the spring line on, and then get back behind the helm and bring her in on the spring. It really doesn't matter if she drifts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Spreader Issues

Fixing it right is probably cheaper than a new mast. Pull the mast, grind it off, use the starboard base as a pattern to have a shop mill two of them, one port (broken) and one starboard (same age,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Markwesti
Re: Spreader Issues

Unfortunately this is very serious , and you have been very lucky not to have had the mast come down . That said, you IMO should higher a competent rigger . Good luck .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 18,755
Posted By Swanskpr
Re: Advice refinishing teak and holly sole

See "Saving Your Sole" article at Dakota Marine Yacht Services in Milford, Ct (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

Very few boats were built with undersized standing rigging. When standing rigging fails, it is usually a matter of a failure at a terminal, where it passes over a spreader tip, or where there is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By miatapaul
Ted Irwin died

I know a lot of people here block the news reader, so I figured I woudl start a new thread about it. Ted Irwin died from his struggle with cancer at the age of 74.

Yacht and sailboat builder...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,193
Posted By weinie
Re: Spreading ashes?

Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-21-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 1,921
Posted By sandy stone
Re: Do you think I'm going to blow myself up

Well, I used to work at a refinery, and they understandably trained us to be especially cautious - but I would be pretty uncomfortable stowing gasoline belowdecks where any spills or vapors could...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-07-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 2,414
Posted By Cruisingdad
Hi everyone

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone has been doing well. I have a LOT of PMs which I have not even opened. I have been gone for a while. Sorry... Much of it was doc's orders.

The concussion? Better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,548
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Wood filler?

Ship the boards to me, I'll joint them properly then ship them back to you at no cost. You pay shipping. I really don't like seeing wood mutilated this way.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Multihullgirl
Re: Stereo install

BOSE SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker. Charge the speaker, turn it on, link your phone to it and tell the phone to play music. Done.

Weighs little. Low draw when recharging. No holes in the boat....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 10,385
Posted By Bene505
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Such a wrong statement. This is goverment siezure, not capitalism. And yes, government siezure is usually very short-tem thinking. Substitute any other form of govt. and I'll agree with your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-04-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,249
Posted By titustiger27
Re: Mold

In the November 2013 Practical Sailor (Vol. 39 NO. 11) there is an article on Anti-mildew solids, gels, sprays...

and from their blog

Anti-mildew Madness - Inside Practical Sailor Blog Article...
Forum: Engines 11-02-2013
Replies: 99
Views: 4,791
Posted By Stumble
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

The best advice on this thread was given by Cthoops. Dump your fuel into a car once a month and replace it.

I have a lot of petroleum engineer friends (I live 20 miles from the largest refinery...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-15-2013
Replies: 93
Views: 5,107
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Vhf/ham

This is simpler than thought.

In the vocabulary of the US FCC and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) there are various services, each of which carries certain privileges. The two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,821
Posted By Yorksailor
Re: Miami to Bimini

Shortest route vs seamanship...

2 years ago we were in Cancun and wanted to go to St Barts which is 1,400 miles into the trades and the current. The trades were blowing hard and even our...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-25-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,482
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Another missed approach at Barnegat Inlet...

Actually, Barnegat Inlet today is a relative pussycat, compared to what it used to be... The fearsome reputation it has acquired over the years is somewhat undeserved today, it's really not THAT bad...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 3,066
Posted By bobperry
Re: Mr. Perry?

I am a man of many fawcetts.
Thanks for the kind words.
I am not falsley modest but I am forever grateful to my many clients who have provided me with the chance to realize the dream I had as a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By nolatom
"Do they see us??" The Sun as "frenemy"

Ah, sunny summer, out on the water..

Okay, that powerboat, are they heading towards us? Yeah.

*Do they see us*??

Well, do they? Hmmmmm, it's important. they can manuever quicker than...
Forum: Racing 07-10-2013
Replies: 51
Views: 5,892
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Louis Vuitton Cup - Race 1

I think the AC absolutely needed something radical to stay anywhere near relevant. It's always been about finding and testing new technologies and ideas as much as sailing. These AC72s are...
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